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Darcy Lima vs Baris Esen
World Team Championship (2010), Bursa TUR, rd 8, Jan-12
Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50)  ·  1-0



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Jan-13-10  luzhin: When Peter Svidler unleashed this gambit on Kasparov in 1997, the champ played 11...d5 -- and lost. But 11...Bc6 seems no improvement, especially followed up by 15...Ne5??. Great play by Da Lima, though.
Jan-13-10  braimondi: Awesome, Darcy Lima kicked out Baris Esen...
Jan-13-10  Alphastar: 16. Qxe5 is a sexy move.
Jan-13-10  dhotts: <luzhin> The 1997 Svidler-Kasparov game you allude is quite instructive as Blacks WSB cannot find a good home, just like in this game. Strangely enough, it seems that the Black WSB could safely occupy 11...Bd5 and be safe there for quite some time. allowing Black time to castle. WHat is your opinion?
Jan-13-10  swordfish: Instructive game, especially for those of us who play the Alapin. Can of...
Jan-13-10  luzhin: dhotts, my opinion is that the WSB would not be safe or secure on d5: White could challenge it immediately with 12.Bf3 and Black's white squares (including f7!) would continue to be a problem, giving White good comp for the pawn.
Jan-13-10  dhotts: <luzhin> good point! after Black's 11.Bd5 white's 12.Bf3 seems to dislodge Black's WSB, but it seems to me that Black comes out equal and may have to give back the pawn i.e. 12.Bf3 Nf6 13.Qa4+ Qd7 14.Qxd7+ Kxd7 15.Bxd5 Nxd5 16.Nxf7 Rg8....seems equal to me.

Or if 12.Bf3 Nf6 13.Bxd5 Nxd5 14.Qf3 Nf6 and Black seems quite OK. Your view?

Jan-13-10  humangraymatter: <dhotts 12.Bf3 Nf6 13.Qa4+ Qd7 14.Qxd7+ Kxd7 15.Bxd5 Nxd5 16.Nxf7 Rg8....seems equal to me. > In this variation black even seems better thanks to his better pawn formation.
Jan-13-10  humangraymatter: Nevertheless 12.Bf3-Nf6 13.Bxd5-Nxd5 14.Qf3-Nf6 15.Qc6-Nd7 16.Re1 seems quite dangerous for black.
Jan-14-10  luzhin: dhotts, my view is that objectively Black will be fine, in the sense of having no insurmountable problems; but he must undergo temporary unpleasantness in exhange for being a pawn up -- and could lose quickly if he plays a single innacuracy. This is absolutely normal in a genuine gambit, which 8.d4 is.
Mar-01-10  mrandersson: What a nice game one of my new favs for sure.

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